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Tendulkar's Ranji career at a glance

Numbers, facts, highlights of the legend's domestic exploits

Numbers, facts, highlights of the legend's domestic exploits

Sachin Tendulkar in Ranji Trophy

Performance in each match

The journey began in December 1988 when he scored a century on his Ranji Trophy debut. Since then, Sachin Tendulkar has represented Mumbai in India’s most prestigious domestic tournament 38 times. Here’s the complete account of the legend’s Ranji Trophy career.
 

Start Date

Opponents

Venue

Batting

Bowling

Fielding

10-12-1988

Gujarat

Mumbai WS

100*

   

17-12-1988

Saurashtra

Rajkot

58 & 89

   

31-12-1988

Baroda

Thana

17

0-11

 

14-01-1989

Maharashtra

Aurangabad

81 & 4*

   

03-02-1989

Hyderabad

Secunderabad

59 & 15

   

17-02-1989

Uttar Pradesh

Mumbai WS

7 & 75

   

03-03-1989

Delhi

Mumbai WS

78

0-12 & 0-20

1 ct

02-02-1991

Madhya Pradesh

Indore

69

dnb & 0-7

1 ct

16-04-1991

Delhi

Delhi

82 & 125

0-4 & 0-36

 

24-04-1991

Hyderabad

Mumbai WS

70 & 88

0-65 & 0-9

1 ct

03-05-1991

Haryana

Mumbai WS

47 & 96

0-23

1 ct

01-12-1993

Baroda

Vadodara GSF

50

 

1 ct

08-12-1993

Maharashtra

Thana

138

0-13

1 ct

24-12-1993

Gujarat

Ahmedabad

13

dnb & 0-18

2 cts

31-12-1993

Saurashtra

Mumbai WS

12 & 80*

0-12

3 cts

15-01-1995

Baroda

Mumbai RCF

175 & 97

0-8 & 0-0

 

21-01-1995

Gujarat

Mumbai WS

30

 

2 cts

26-02-1995

Tamil Nadu

Mumbai WS

166

 

2 cts

12-03-1995

Uttar Pradesh

Mumbai WS

109

0-3

2 cts

27-03-1995

Punjab

Mumbai WS

140 & 139

0-7 & 0-22

 

13-12-1995

Gujarat

Valsad

31

0-14

6 cts

21-12-1995

Baroda

Vadodara GSF

18 & 19*

0-6 & 1-8

1 ct

10-01-1996

Maharashtra

Thana

81 & 151

0-20

 

06-11-1997

Gujarat

Valsad

177

   

05-02-1998

Railways

Mumbai WS

95

0-2

 

14-02-1998

Orissa

Mumbai WS

135

0-4

 

23-11-1998

Gujarat

Mumbai WS

35

dnb & 0-15

3 cts

11-04-2000

Tamil Nadu

Mumbai WS

233* & 13*

0-46

 

19-04-2000

Hyderabad

Mumbai WS

53 & 128

0-0 & 0-38

5 cts

23-12-2000

Baroda

Mumbai MI

108 & 5

dnb & 1-13

1 ct

02-02-2007

Bengal

Mumbai WS

105 & 43

dnb & 0-10

 

04-01-2009

Saurashtra

Chennai

122*

   

12-01-2009

Uttar Pradesh

Hyderabad RG

0 & 4

dnb & 0-3

1 ct

02-11-2012

Railways

Mumbai WS

137

 

2 cts

06-01-2013

Baroda

Mumbai WS

108 & 9

 

1 ct

16-01-2013

Services

Delhi Palam

56

   

26-01-2013

Saurashtra

Mumbai WS

22

   
27-10-2013 Haryana Lahli 5 & 79*    

Batting – year by year

Year

Mts

Inns

NO

Runs

Hs

Avg

100

50

1988

3

4

1

264

100*

88.00

1

2

1989

4

7

1

319

81

53.16

0

4

1991

4

7

0

577

125

82.42

1

5

1993

4

5

1

293

138

73.25

1

2

1995

7

10

1

924

175

102.66

5

1

1996

1

2

0

232

151

116.00

1

1

1997

1

1

0

177

177

177.00

1

0

1998

3

3

0

265

135

88.33

1

1

2000

3

6

2

540

233*

135.00

3

1

2007

1

2

0

148

105

74.00

1

0

2009

2

3

1

126

122*

63.00

1

0

2012

1

1

0

137

137

137.00

1

0

2013

4

6

1

279

108

48.75

1

2

TOTAL

38

57

8

4281

233*

87.43

18

19

Career highlights

Sachin made his Ranji debut against Gujarat in December 1988 at the age of 15 years 230 days and scored an unbeaten 100, becoming the youngest Indian to score a hundred on first-class debut.

Sachin’s batting average of 87.43 is the highest for any batsman playing 50 innings in Ranji Trophy.

Among all batsmen who have scored at least 5 hundreds in Ranji Trophy, Sachin Tendulkar’s innings per hundred ratio of 3.06 is the second best after Vijay Merchant who scored a hundred every 2.94 innings.

Sachin is the quickest to race to 3,000 & 4,000 run marks in Ranji Trophy, taking only 38 and 51 innings respectively to do so.

Venkatapathy Raju dismissed Sachin Tendulkar on most occasions in Ranji Trophy – thrice. Six other bowlers dismissed him twice each.

Sanjay Manjrekar has been Sachin’s most prolific partner in Ranji Trophy. The pair added 915 runs in 10 inns together (avg 101.66) with 5 century stands. Sachin also had 5 century stands with Vinod Kambli in Ranji Trophy.

Sachin has been dismissed for a duck only once in Ranji Trophy. That was in 2008-09 Ranji final off the bowling of Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Mumbai never lost whenever Sachin scored a hundred in Ranji Trophy. In fact out of his 36 scores of 50+ only one came in a loss (v Haryana,1990-91 final).

Sachin played more than half of his matches at one ground - Mumbai Wankhede -  19 to be precise. He aggregated 2353 runs (avg 98.04) with 11 hundreds and 8 fifties.

Features and Interviews

Disappointed couldn’t finish innings: Maxwell

All-rounder speaks about playing big knocks

All-rounder speaks about playing big knocks

A bit hitter of the ball, Glenn Maxwell is known for his quick-fire knocks lower down the order. At the JSCA International Stadium the lower middle-order bat displayed another dimension of his batting.

With Australia reeling on 71 for four, he joined George Bailey to put together a record fourth-wicket stand against India worth 153 runs. Unlike his knocks earlier in the series, where he stepped on the peddle from the word go, Maxwell started in first gear today and helped revive the innings, before stepping on the accelerator. Unfortunately for the visitors, he was trapped leg-before by Vinay Kumar bringing to end a well-complied innings – eight short of what would have been his maiden ODI century.

Although disappointed at missing out on the fireworks towards the end of the innings, Maxwell said it was good to be able to spend time in the middle. While speaking to bcci.tv he spoke about working on his batting and his role.  

Excerpts:

After the cameos in the last few games, we saw you pace your innings today. How did you adapt to this pace?

I suppose I had to adapt. After losing those few wickets at the start, I had to hold up my run for a little bit later. Unfortunately I missed out on a bit of party time in the last 10 overs by getting out. At that stage it was a bad time to lose two wickets; we had just lost George Bailey as well. I am a bit disappointed that I couldn’t finish off the innings, but it was nice to get a few runs as well as spend a bit more time out in the middle.

Besides your usual big shots we also saw you play drives

I have really improved my bat over the last six months. I have done a lot of work on it and it has all started to come together now. It is nice to get these kinds of opportunities where you get to spend a bit more time out in the middle. I am glad it came off today.

What are the areas that you have been working on and have you been working with anyone particularly?  

For me it is more mental. If I allow myself a bit more time to get set, I take more time to actually play those big shots later on in the innings. So that was perfect today. I was able to work my way through the innings. At one stage I think I was 40 off 40 and I was able to work my way from there. It was a nice start and it was nice to finish off as well.

You have been involved in partnerships with George Bailey, Adam Voges and James Faulkner. How do you view those?

It is always fun batting with George. I think we have had a few good partnerships together. It was nice to see him at the other end, so you can bounce ideas off him. And when you are thinking about playing the big shots, it’s good having him bring you back in line or having him backing you a 100 percent. It was nice to bat with George and it was good to put together 153 today.

What is your role?

My role is obviously to finish off the innings. If at all the opening partnership gets us past 100 and really sets us up for the last 40 overs or so, I like coming in at the end and having a bit of a swing. But it is always also nice to get a lot of time out in the middle.

What is the key to batting in India?

I think it is to give yourself a lot of time. The boundaries are a bit smaller in India than back home. You can clear the boundary and score a lot of runs in the last 10 overs, so I think it is about giving yourself extra bit of time to get in against spinners and making sure that you are ready to go in the last 10 overs.

How does your experience of playing in India as part of the IPL and touring here earlier help the team?

Definitely, playing with them and training with them, we have two tournaments with them in a year, so it is always nice to watch them train, train with them and play against them and really know them for everything that they have got. They have got a lot of experience over here playing all year round. I have played against the left-armer in the emerging tours game and A game, so it’s nice to know their bowlers. It gives me an edge when I walk out to bat.

So how does your insight help the team?

We talk about their bowlers at length and ways to play them and areas to hit them. Especially with four fielders outside the ring, it makes it a lot easier through the field and put pressure back on the bowler. We have a lot of means and we felt like we had their measure today, which is good.